Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ready to Fly

In Life, the Universe and Everything, Douglas Adams wrote, "The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." Birds have learned to throw themselves at the ground and miss. I have not yet learned this valuable skill. When I throw myself at the ground, the ground always wins. However, Henry David Thoreau wrote, "Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth." I do not share his sentiment. Little did  he realize that men would someday fly and miss the entire earth and go into space.

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